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Samsung Is Setting Up Booths At Airports To Exchange Note 7S

The Department of Transportation’s ban on the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 could be leaving some users in a lurch if they try to bring the phone on any flight going to or from any part of the United States. To help those folks, Samsung is setting up pop-up exchange booths of sorts at airports to offer customers another Samsung phone ... Read More »

Samsung to pump Rs 1,970 crore to boost Noida facility capacity

NEW DELHI: Samsung India will invest Rs 1,970 crore in doubling the manufacturing capacity of its Noida plant from where it plans to export mobile phones and white goods. HC Hong, president of Samsung India, said in a statement on Monday that the handset market leader has received the Uttar Pradesh government’s approval to invest in the state and expand ... Read More »

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Woes Highlight Explosive Limits of Lithium Batteries

Lithium-based batteries have been powering our portable devices for 25 years. But consumer demand for smaller, longer lasting devices is forcing manufacturers to push the technology, battery experts say, testing the limits of how much energy they can safely pack into smaller spaces. “A battery is really a bomb that releases its energy in a controlled way,” says Qichao Hu, ... Read More »

Samsung, Apple headed for Supreme Court showdown over patents

What could be the finale to the five-year-old Samsung-Apple patent dispute heads to the nation’s highest court this week. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments on financial damages the South Korean smartphone behemoth owes Apple for alleged violation of design patents. It could eventually decide damages and, more important, define the value of design work, which ... Read More »

Samsung Brings in Founders of Apple’s Siri With Viv Labs Acquisition

Samsung is acquiring Viv Labs, a US-based artificial-intelligence software company, seeking to bolster its expertise as smartphones become virtual assistants for complex tasks. The deal is a coup for Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung; the developers behind Viv also founded Siri, which was sold to Apple. and became the voice-based digital assistant on iPhones and other gadgets. Viv has been working ... Read More »